Graham says FBI has his phone after possible hack | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says the FBI has his phone after someone tried to scam him by impersonating a communication from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), raising the possibility that one of the senators’ phones was hacked.

“My phone is in the hands of the FBI now,” Graham said at the Hill & Valley Forum in remarks reported by The Washington Times.

“So I get a message, I think, from Schumer, it ain’t from Schumer, and next thing you know, my phone’s, I don’t know what. Anything you can create apparently can be hacked.”

Taylor Reidy, a spokesperson for Graham, said the possible hack is now under investigation.

“The Sergeant at Arms is investigating a possible hack of Sen. Graham’s phone,” Reidy said.

A Democratic aide said Graham should have been instantly suspicious of any text message purportedly from Schumer because the Democratic leader is known for using an old-school LG flip phone — a relic from the 1990s, before texting caught on.

“Chuck Schumer isn’t texting you from his flip phone,” the source said. “If you get a text message from Schumer, it probably isn’t real.”

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